The controversial new e-toll bill was passed into law by President Jacob Zuma yesterday as the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Act, No. 3 of 2013. It is not yet in operation, and will come into operation on a date determined by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.
The long title provides that its purpose is:
“To amend the Cross-Border Road Transport Act, 1998, to empower the Cross-Border Road Transport Agency to collect toll on behalf of the South African National Roads Agency Limited; and to amend The South African National Roads Agency Limited and National Roads Act, 1998, to insert a definition; to further provide for the differentiation in respect of the amount of toll that may be levied; to provide that the regulations made by the Minister must be published by notice in the Gazette; to provide for the Minister to make regulations relating to specified toll-related matters; to provide for the Minister to publish draft regulations in the
Gazette calling for public comment; to provide for certain presumptions relating to the driving, operation and use of vehicles on a toll road and the use of electronic evidence to prove an alleged contravention of the South African National Roads Agency Limited and National Roads Act; to exclude the levying and collection of toll from the ambit of the National Credit Act, 2005; to amend the Contents of the Act; and to provide for matters connected therewith.”
The full text of the Act in Gazette form can be downloaded here. Act 3 of 2013